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Publishing Educational Research: Methodology

Highlights of Publishing Educational Research
by Assistant Provost Pamela Brown

1. Components of an Educational Research Paper (1)

Ideally, planning for publication starts before the research projects begins, in order to avoid common pitfalls.  The literature survey before the start of a project should suggest possible journals for publication.  Study the format of likely journals and keep it in mind for your future publication. A paper should be limited to one significant finding or closely related findings.  Typically sections include:

  1. Title – brief and descriptive statement of the project
  2. Abstract – summary of the problem; description of the cohort; brief discussion of the variables, the instruments used, the methodology, findings and the conclusion
  3. Introduction – discussion of the problem and its importance; overview of the research strategy; literature review showing how this work builds on prior work. Research questions to be investigated.
  4. Methodology – description of the sampling methods in enough detail to define the group studied and the procedures followed.  A description of instruments used.
  5. Results – presentation of results and how data was analyzed.
  6. Discussion – interpretation of results for the reader and conclusions. Relationship of findings to previous work. Discussion of limitations of the study and suggestions for future work.

2. Developing Research Questions (2)

Good research questions typically build on current theories. They meet the following criteria:

  1. Address an identified problem that is worth asking
  2. Are feasible to answer with resources available
  3. Indicate who will be studied
  4. Align with the planned methodology so that what is asked is measured
  5. Align with the planned outcomes

3. Developing Methodologies (2)

Instruments can be qualitative or quantitative, depending on the research questions. Mixed methods use both to balance the inherent weaknesses of each. All research involving human subjects needs IRB approval or exemptions. Qualitative methods include interviews, observations, case studies and document analysis. Quantitative methods use inferential statistics to reject the null hypothesis – the opposite hypothesis is incorrect. It is not possible to prove that the research hypothesis is correct. Instruments should be valid (accurate) and reliable (reproducible). Identify potential limitations and try to modify the methods to eliminate or minimize. Use of multiple methods can improve the experimental design.

4.Surveys and Tests (2)

Many instruments are already available such as the SALG (Student assessment of learning goals), and the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ), to measure changes in metacognitive skills and attitudes.

 To test student learning, design questions with a range of difficulty. A plot of percentage correct as a function of increasing difficulty helps to identify questions that might need to be reviewed and revised. Be consistent in style and word choices (use the word “learn” three times, instead of “learn, comprehend, understand”, in three questions comparing student assessment of their experience in lab, lecture and group work). Avoid using “and” and “or” in questions. Instead ask two separate questions. Avoid vocabulary that may be unfamiliar and skew results. Keep items brief. When designing multiple choice questions select “distractors” that are plausible incorrect answers. Select rating scale choices that are clear (strongly disagree instead of very unimportant). Pilot instruments to catch potential problems.

Common Pitfalls in Methodologies (2)

When developing methodologies avoiding common pitfalls will increase your chances of publishing your work.  Pitfalls include:

  1. Mistaking cause and effect – correlation is not necessarily due to causation.
  2. Sampling errors – self-selected groups and teacher selected groups may limit the generalizability of any conclusions made by studying that group unless the selection method is factored out.
  3. Pygmalion effects - students who are told they are special may perform; students from underrepresented groups when asked to state ethnicity/gender may score lower than when not asked.
  4. Anectodal evidence – use of personal experience or student testimonials as evidence.
  5. Use of non-valid and reliable instruments - resources such as, “Thorndike, R.M., Measurement and evaluation in Psychology and Education, 7th ed, Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall, 2005,” are useful when constructing tests and surveys.  Use of already validated surveys and tests should be considered.
  6. Self-reported learning by students – while lending evidence, this alone does not demonstrate increased student learning
  7. Overgeneralization - claiming that results with a particular group of students or educational level applies to students with different characteristics or developmental level.
  8. Insufficient sample size and demonstration of reproducibility

5. Sample Journals for Publishing Educational Research (3)

General Educational Journals

Journal of College Student Development

Journal of College Student Retention

International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

American Educational Research Journal

Journal of the Learning Sciences

Learning and Instruction

Cognition and Instruction

Review of Educational Research

General STEM

Science Education

Journal of Research in Science Technology

Journal of College Science Teaching

Journal of STEM Education

Physics

American Journal of Physics

The Physics Teacher

Physical Review Special Topics – Physics Education Research

Chemistry

Journal of Chemical Education

Chemical Education Research and Practice

Biology

American Biology Teacher

BioScience

Advances in Physiology Education

CBE-Life Sciences Education

Engineering/Technology

Journal of Engineering Education

Engineering Studies

European Journal of Engineering Education

Engineering Education

Chemical Engineering Education

Journal of Technology Education

6. Sample Educational Publications by City Tech Faculty (2011)

  1. Berger, Monica, Reggie Blake, Anne Leonard, Robin Michals, Mark Noonan, Susan Phillip, and Peter Spellane. "Campus without Boundaries: The Brooklyn GreenWalk." Making Teaching and Learning Matter: Transformative Spaces in Higher Education. Eds. Judith Summerfield and Cheryl C. Smith. New York: Springer, 2011.
  2. King, Paul. "Technology and Teaching Philosophy, "Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 40(2), 2011-2012: pp 161-168.
  3. Ghosh-Dastidar, Urmi and Liana Tsenova. Bio-Math Mapping: Water Quality Analysis of Hudson River and Gowanus Canal, A SENCER-based Summer Project. Science Education and Civic Engagement International Journal. 4:1 winter 2012.
  4. Wilkin, Thomas and Nwoke, Godfrey I. “Career and Technical Education Teacher Shortage:  A Successful Model for Recruitment and Retention.” Journal of STEM Teacher Education.48 (1), 2011: 22-35.
  5. Brown, Pamela and Brown, H.  “Lessons from the Past – Economic and Technological Impacts of U.S. Energy Policy,” Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal; 3:2 Summer 2011.
  6. Reneta D. Lansiquot, Candido Cabo.  "Alice's Adventures in Programming Narratives," in Randy Hinrichs, Charles Wankel (ed.) Transforming Virtual World Learning (Cutting-edge Technologies in Higher Education, Volume 4), 2011, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.305-325.
  7. Carley, Holly. “A note on fraction reduction through continued fractions”, Mathematics and Computer Education 45(1), Winter 2011: pp. 39-43.
  8. Lansiquot, Reneta, & Rosalia, C. (2011). Online peer review: What’s role got to do with it? In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2011 (pp. 1094-1103). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  9. Danzey, I.M., Ea, E.,  Fitzpatrick, J., Garbutt, S.J.,  Rafferty, Margaret.,  & Zychowicz, M.E. The Doctor of Nursing Practice and Nursing Education: Highlights, Potential and Promise. Journal of Professional Nursing 27 (5), September 2011: 311-314.  doi10.1016/j.profnurs.2011.06.008.
  10. Rafferty, Margaret., & Lindell, D.  How Nurse Managers Rate the Clinical Competencies of Accelerated (Second-Degree) Nursing Graduates.  Journal of Nursing Education,  50 (6), June 2011:355-358.
  11. Budny, Reneta, Manos, N. (2011, September). New York’s dental laboratory higher education: how it all began”.  LMT: Lab  Management Today. Retrieved from http://www.lmtmag.com/articles/517.
  12. Gerardi, Stephen. “Family Income and Fathers' Education as a Function of Human Capital.” International Journal of Academic Research Vol.3 # 5,   9/30/11: 85-89.
  13. Panayotakis, Costas. “Democracy and the Capitalist Crisis: The Greek Case,” International Journal for Pluralism and Economics Education, June 2011.
  14. Panayotakis, Costas. “The global capitalist crisis and the youth:  From Tunisia and Egypt to Europe and the U.S,” International Journal for Pluralism and Economics Education, June 2011.

References

  1. Rudner, Lawrence and Schafer, William D. (1999). How to Write a Scholarly Research Report, Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation. 6(13). Retrieved 1/24/12 from http://PAREonline.net/getvn.asp?v=6&n=13
  2. Bunce, Diane M. and Cole, Renee S., editors. (2007). Nuts and Bolts of Chemical Education Research. American Chemical Society Symposium Series 976. Washington, DC.
  3. Singer, Susan R. et. al. (2012). Discipline-Based Educational Research: Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering. National Academy of Sciences.

Methodologies for Discussion

Are these methodologies well designed? If not, what is (are) the common error(s)? How could the method be improved?

  1. Research Question: How does enrollment in a summer bridge course providing college preparation and career advisement impact GPA and one year retention?

Methodology: A four week summer bridge course providing college preparation and career advisement was taken by 40 pre-freshmen majoring in biology.  All biology students registering for the fall semester were offered the opportunity to take the course.  The GPA and one year retention of the summer bridge cohort were compared to all biology freshmen to determine if the course improved GPA and retention.

Discussion: The increased GPA and retention of the summer bridge cohort indicates that the course improved student success

  1. Research Question: How does class size impact student learning?

Methodology: An instructor offered two sections of ECON 101 in the fall of 2010 – one with 25 students the other with 50 students.  The SALG was used to survey student assessment of their  learning in both sections

Discussion: Higher reported learning in the section with 25 students indicates that students learn more as class size decreases.

  1. Research Question: To what extent does the use of “clickers” change student attitudes regarding chemistry?

Methodology: An instructor offered sections of ~500 students each in General Chemistry in both spring 2011 and spring 2012. In spring 2012 clickers were used, but in 2011 they were not.

In both years the Chemical Attitudes and Experiences Questionaire (CAEQ), a commercially available reliable and valid survey instrument, was administered the first day and last day of class to measure changes in student attitudes.

Discussion: Greater improvements in students attitudes in the “clicker” section demonstrate that “clickers” positively impact student attitudes toward chemistry.

Information Technology and Computer Science

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Computer applications in engineering education
Publication Date: 1992 -
ISSN 1099-0542 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via Wiley Online

Publishes peer-reviewed information on the innovative uses of computers, Internet, and software tools in engineering education. Covers new courses, software tools and methods that support the integration of technology-based modules in engineering curriculum. Promotes discussion of assessment and dissemination issues associated with these new implementation methods.

 

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IEEE technology and engineering education - ITEE - IEEE Education Society Student Activities Committee
Publication Date: 2006 -
ISSN 1558-7908 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS

Covers all aspects of engineering education and related fields with emphasis on practices, instructional tools, programs, analysis and design techniques, and other relevant issues with regards to technology and engineering education. Run for and by students.

 

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IEEE Transactions on education - IEEE Education Society
Publication Date: 1963 -
ISSN 0018-9359 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via IEEE Xplore

Educational research, methods, materials, programs, and technology in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and fields within the scope of interest of IEEE.

 

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International journal of STEM education
Publication Date: 2013 -
eISSN 2196-7822 (frequency varies) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS
via SpringerOpen

multidisciplinary journal in subject-content education that focuses on the study of teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)

 

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International journal of technology and design education
Publication Date: 1990 -
ISSN 1573-1804 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via SpringerLink

Encourages research and scholarly writing covering all aspects of technology and design education featuring critical review and comparative studies. In addition, contributions draw upon other fields such as historical, philosophical, sociological, or psychological studies that address issues of concern to technology and design education.

 

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Journal of education for library and information science - Association for Library and Information Science Education
Publication Date: 1960 -
ISSN 0748-5786 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via ProQuest

Scholarship on education of interest to those teaching subject matter in library and information science.

 

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Journal of science education and technology
Publication Date: 1992 -
eISSN 1573-1839 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via SpringerLink Contemporary CAUL

Articles advance science education at all levels. The journal publishes theory and practice in order to facilitate future efforts of individuals and groups involved in the field. Recognizing technology’s growing role in both the understanding and development of science and in the delivery of information, the journal includes technology as a component of science education.

 

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Journal of STEM education: Innovations and research
Publication Date: 2000 -
ISSN 1557-5284 (2 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS

Promotes high-quality undergraduate education in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Publishes peer reviewed articles which provide case studies and other innovations, are informed by educational research and are tested through assessment of impact on student learning. Includes results from educational research that inform teaching and learning in STEM and recent developments that impact STEM education in such areas as policy and industry needs. Published semi-annually.

 

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Technology & engineering teacher - International Technology & Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA)
Publication Date: 1993 -
ISSN 2158-0502 (8 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via EBSCOHost

Valuable tool for technology education professionals, including primary and high school classroom teachers and teacher educators. Includes reports of current trends in technology education, technology learning activities, program articles, news, calendar, etc.

 

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World transactions on engineering and technology education - World Institute for Engineering and Technology Education (WIETE)
Publication Date: 2002 -
ISSN 1446-2257 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS

Articles concern contemporary problems and challenges in engineering and technology education that should be identified, addressed and discussed. Topics include pedagogical and methodological issues, case studies, results of unique educational research, as well as cross-cultural, regional and country developments

Engineering Education

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Advances in engineering education : a journal of engineering education - American Society for Engineering Education
Publication Date: 2007-
ISSN 1941-1766 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS 


Disseminates documented innovations in engineering education practice through the creative use of multimedia. includes descriptions of innovative curricula, courses, and teaching practices both within and outside the classroom that are clearly built upon a foundation of accepted learning science principles. Completed and documented studies are published as full articles; work in progress that shows distinct promise of eventual success may be published as educational briefs.
 
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ASEE PRISM - American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
Publication Date: 1998 -
ISSN 1056-8077 (9 issues p.a.) OPEN ACCESS

Special interest magazine. Has features, columns, and departments provide timely, useful information to faculty, members, administrators, and graduate students in all disciplines of engineering and engineering technology. Covers broad, topical issues in engineering education such as: Instructional methods; Innovative curricula; Lifelong learning; Research opportunities, trends, and developments; Education and research projects with government and industry; Outreach activities that encourage young people to pursue studies and careers in engineering and engineering technology; Initiatives that increase the participation of women and minority groups in engineering and engineering technology studies and careers. Efforts that support the recruitment, retention, and development of quality faculty members. 
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Chemical engineering education - Chemical Engineering Department, University of Florida.
Publication Date: 1962-
ISSN 0009-2479 (4 issues p.a.) OPEN ACCESS

Focus is on teaching Chemical Engineering, including curriculum and courses.Publishes papers in the broad field of chemical engineering education. Papers generally describe a course, a laboratory, a ChE department, a ChE educator, a ChE curriculum, research program, machine computation, special instructional programs, or give views and opinions on various topics of interest to the profession.
 
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Computer applications in engineering education
Publication Date: 1992 -
ISSN 1099-0542 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via Wiley Online

Publishes peer-reviewed information on the innovative uses of computers, Internet, and software tools in engineering education. Covers new courses, software tools and methods that support the integration of technology-based modules in engineering curriculum. Promotes discussion of assessment and dissemination issues associated with these new implementation methods.
 
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Education for chemical engineers - European Federation of Chemical Engineering
Publication Date: 2006 -
ISSN 1749-7728 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via Elsevier's ScienceDirect

Presents original papers in chemical, process and biomolecular engineering education of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education students. Papers demonstrating how educational research results can be applied to chemical engineering education are welcome, as are the accounts of research that bring new perspectives to established principles, highlighting unsolved problems or indicating direction for future research.
 
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Engineering design graphics journal (online) - American Society for Engineering Education
Publication Date: 1936 -
ISSN 1949-9167 (3 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS

Devoted to the advancement of engineering design graphics, computer graphics, and subjects related to engineering design graphics. Encourages teachers of engineering design graphics to experiment with and test appropriate teaching techniques and topics to further improve the quality and modernization of instruction and courses.
    
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Engineering studies - International Network for Engineering Studies (INES)
Publication Date: 2009 -
eISSN 1940-8374 (3 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via Taylor & Francis online

Interdisciplinary, international journal devoted to the scholarly study of engineers and engineering. Articles encourage reflection and sharing of scholarly practices that extend beyond conventional research to include making and doing. Authors offer theoretically informed accounts of their own critical participation in practices of engineering education, labor, research, policy, and representation in order to help engineering practitioners reflect on images and practices of engineers and engineering, and perhaps to formulate and scale up alternatives.
 
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European journal of engineering education - European Society for Engineering Education
Publication Date: 1975 -
ISSN 0304-3797 (6 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via EBSCOHost

Examines the economic, cultural, and social factors which influence the education of engineers in different societies. Provides a forum in which teachers and researchers in engineering schools, institutions and industry can share accounts of good practice and discuss methodology. Has special emphasis on specific European developments in the field of engineering education. Also welcomes papers presenting a worldwide perspective, with an international or intercultural dimension.
 
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Global journal of engineering education - World Institute for Engineering and Technology Education (WIETE)
Publication Date: 1997-
ISSN 1328-3154 (3 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS

Provides the international engineering education community with a forum for discussion and the exchange of information on engineering education and industrial training at tertiary level.
 
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IEEE technology and engineering education - ITEE - IEEE Education Society Student Activities Committee
Publication Date: 2006 -
ISSN 1558-7908 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS

Covers all aspects of engineering education and related fields with emphasis on practices, instructional tools, programs, analysis and design techniques, and other relevant issues with regards to technology and engineering education. Run for and by students.
 
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IEEE Transactions on education - IEEE Education Society
Publication Date: 1963 -
ISSN 0018-9359 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via IEEE Xplore

Educational research, methods, materials, programs, and technology in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and fields within the scope of interest of IEEE.
 
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International journal for service learning in engineering - IJSLE
Publication Date: 2006 -
ISSN 1555-9033 (2 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS

Publishes papers with a specific focus on projects, programs, research and pedagogy that involve humanitarian engineering, social entrepreneurship, and service learning in engineering. A primary purpose of the Journal is to foster inquiry into rigorous engineering design and research and direct those efforts toward solving problems of marginalized communities. The examination of cultural appropriateness is emphasized along with the application of appropriate technologies and entrepreneurial application of sustainable solutions. Focus is also placed on associated pedagogy and the dissemination of project results as the Journal seeks to nurture service learning in engineering as a distinct body of knowledge.
 
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International journal of electrical engineering education - IJEEE
Publication Date: 1970 -
ISSN 0020-7209 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via ProQuest

Presents latest developments and best practice internationally of teaching electrical engineering and electronics, from power systems to nanotechnology. Highlights the use of ICT including the internet, curriculum design and validation, assessment, and distance learning, as well as presenting new topics and reports of laboratory experiments.
 
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International journal of mechanical engineering education - IJMEE
Publication Date: 1972 -
ISSN 0306-4190 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via ProQuest

Aimed at teachers and trainers of mechanical engineering students in higher education. Focuses on discussion of the principles and practices of training professional, technical and mechanical engineers and those in related fields. Encourages articles about new experimental methods and laboratory techniques, and includes book reviews and highlights of recent articles in this field.
 
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International journal of online engineering (iJOE)
Publication Date: 2005 -
ISSN 1861-2121 (frequency varies) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS

Fundamentals, applications and experiences in the field of remote engineering, virtual instrumentation and online simulations. The use of virtual and remote controlled devices and remote laboratories is one of the future trend developments for advanced teleworking/e-working environments. Online Engineering is the future trend in engineering and science. It covers working directions such as remote engineering, virtual instrumentation, simulation techniques and others.
 
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International journal of STEM education
Publication Date: 2013 -
eISSN 2196-7822 (frequency varies) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS
via SpringerOpen

multidisciplinary journal in subject-content education that focuses on the study of teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
 
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International journal of technology and design education
Publication Date: 1990 -
ISSN 1573-1804 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via SpringerLink

Encourages research and scholarly writing covering all aspects of technology and design education featuring critical review and comparative studies. In addition, contributions draw upon other fields such as historical, philosophical, sociological, or psychological studies that address issues of concern to technology and design education.
 
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Journal of engineering education - JEE - American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Publication Date: 1993 -
ISSN 1069-4730 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via Wiley Online Library

Focuses exclusively on scholarly educational research in engineering education. Peer-reviewed international journal published quarterly by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in partnership with a global community of engineering education societies and associations.
 
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Journal of professional issues in engineering education and practice - American Society of Civil Engineers
Publication Date: 1983 -
eISSN: 1943-5541 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via ASCE Library

Presents issues of broad professional interest and diverse views of engineering education and professional practice. In particular, the relationships between civil engineering and other disciplines and professions, with emphasis on the engineer's and constructor's obligations and responsibilities. Topics include engineering education at all levels, professional practice issues, ethics, and history and heritage.
 
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Journal of science education and technology
Publication Date: 1992 -
eISSN 1573-1839 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via SpringerLink Contemporary CAUL

Articles advance science education at all levels. The journal publishes theory and practice in order to facilitate future efforts of individuals and groups involved in the field. Recognizing technology’s growing role in both the understanding and development of science and in the delivery of information, the journal includes technology as a component of science education.
 
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Journal of STEM education: Innovations and research
Publication Date: 2000 -
ISSN 1557-5284 (2 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS

Promotes high-quality undergraduate education in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Publishes peer reviewed articles which provide case studies and other innovations, are informed by educational research and are tested through assessment of impact on student learning. Includes results from educational research that inform teaching and learning in STEM and recent developments that impact STEM education in such areas as policy and industry needs. Published semi-annually.
 
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Online journal for global engineering education - OJGEE
Publication Date: 2006 -
ISSN 1933-1703 (1 issue p.a.) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS

An outgrowth of the annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education. Aimed at disseminating pertinent research to academics and professionals interested in the field of global engineering education. Peer-reviewed, cross-disciplinary journal for corporate constituencies involved in creating, maintaining, and growing global engineering education programs. Provides an academic forum to exchange ideas, find like-minded thinkers and researchers, foster new collaborations, and explore new facets of global engineering education. OJGEE does not publish technical articles.
 
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Technology & engineering teacher - International Technology & Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA)
Publication Date: 1993 -
ISSN 2158-0502 (8 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via EBSCOHost

Valuable tool for technology education professionals, including primary and high school classroom teachers and teacher educators. Includes reports of current trends in technology education, technology learning activities, program articles, news, calendar, etc.
 
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World transactions on engineering and technology education - World Institute for Engineering and Technology Education (WIETE)
Publication Date: 2002 -
ISSN 1446-2257 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS

Articles concern contemporary problems and challenges in engineering and technology education that should be identified, addressed and discussed. Topics include pedagogical and methodological issues, case studies, results of unique educational research, as well as cross-cultural, regional and country developments

Life Sciences Education

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American biology teacher - National Association of Biology Teachers & University of California Press
Publication Date: 1993 -
ISSN 0002-7685 (9 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via PROQuest Central

Publishes recent advances in biology and life science, instructional activities for the classroom and laboratory, and interdisciplinary programs. Also covers the social and ethical implications of biology and ways to incorporate such concerns into instructional programs.

 

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International journal of STEM education
Publication Date: 2013 -
eISSN 2196-7822 (frequency varies) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS
via SpringerOpen

multidisciplinary journal in subject-content education that focuses on the study of teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)

 

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Journal of biological education - Society of Biology
Publication Date: 1967 -
ISSN 0021-9266 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via Taylor & Francis online

Bridges the gap between research and practice. The latest results of research into the teaching, learning and assessment of biology are brought to the fore. Special emphasis is placed on research relevant to educational practice, guided by educational realities in systems, schools, colleges and universities.

 

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Journal of research in science teaching (JRST) - National Association for Research in Science Teaching
Publication Date: 1963 -
ISSN 0022-4308 (10 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via Wiley Online

Publishes reports for science education researchers and practitioners working in the domain of science teaching and learning and science education policy. Accepts scholarly manuscripts such as investigations employing qualitative, ethnographic, historical, survey, philosophical, or case study research approaches; position papers; policy perspectives; critical reviews of the literature; research briefs; and comments and criticism.
Readership: Teacher training institutions • college-level educators and researchers • school administrators • curriculum specialists.

 

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Journal of science education and technology
Publication Date: 1992 -
eISSN 1573-1839 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via SpringerLink Contemporary CAUL

Articles advance science education at all levels. The journal publishes theory and practice in order to facilitate future efforts of individuals and groups involved in the field. Recognizing technology’s growing role in both the understanding and development of science and in the delivery of information, the journal includes technology as a component of science education.

 

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Journal of STEM education: Innovations and research
Publication Date: 2000 -
ISSN 1557-5284 (2 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS

Promotes high-quality undergraduate education in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Publishes peer reviewed articles which provide case studies and other innovations, are informed by educational research and are tested through assessment of impact on student learning. Includes results from educational research that inform teaching and learning in STEM and recent developments that impact STEM education in such areas as policy and industry needs. Published semi-annually.

Mathematics Education

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Adults learning mathematics - Adults Learning Mathematics International Research Forum
Publication Date: 2005 -
ISSN 1744-1803 (2 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS 
High quality research on the teaching and learning, knowledge and uses of numeracy/mathematics to adults at all levels in a variety sectors. 
◾Research and theoretical perspectives
◾Debate on special issues 
◾Practice: critical analysis of course materials and tasks, policy developments, or data from large-scale tests

 

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Educational studies in mathematics
Publication Date: 1969 -
ISSN: 1573-0816 (3 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via SpringerLink

Presents new ideas and developments of major importance to practitioners working in the field of mathematical education. It reflects both the variety of research concerns within the field and the range of methods used to study them. Articles deal with didactical, methodological and pedagogical subjects.

 

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For the learning of mathematics
Publication Date: 1980 -
ISSN: 0228-0671 (3 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 

Aims to stimulate reflection on mathematics education at all levels, and promote study of its practices and its theories: to generate productive discussion; to encourage enquiry and research; to promote criticism and evaluation of ideas and procedures current in the field. Published in English and French.

 

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International journal for mathematics teaching and learning - Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching, Plymouth University
Publication Date: 2000 -
ISSN 1473-0111 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS

Aimed at practitioners and educationalists, providing a medium for stimulating and challenging ideas, innovation and practice in all aspects of mathematics teaching and learning. Aims to enhance mathematics teaching for all ages (and abilities) up to 18 years, through relevant articles, reviews and information from around the world.

 

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International journal of science and mathematics education - Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Publication Date: 2003 -
ISSN:1573-1774 (6 issues p.a.)
via SpringerLink

Publishes on a variety of topics and research methods in both science and mathematics education. Explores the use of a variety of teaching and learning strategies in different cultural and cross-curricular contexts. *Manuscripts written by authors whose native language is not English are encouraged to submit; the journal’s editors provide support for these authors.*

 

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International journal of STEM education
Publication Date: 2013 -
eISSN 2196-7822 (frequency varies) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS
via SpringerOpen

multidisciplinary journal in subject-content education that focuses on the study of teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)

 

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Journal for research in mathematics education - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Publication Date: 1970 -
ISSN: 1945-2306 (5 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via JSTOR

Devoted to the interests of teachers of mathematics and mathematics education at all levels-preschool through adult. JRME is a forum for disciplined inquiry into the teaching and learning of mathematics.

 

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Journal of mathematical behavior
Publication Date: 1994 -
ISSN: 0732-3123 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via ScienceDirect

Publishes studies that clarify potential obstacles to student understanding of mathematics; describe and analyze relevant efforts to improve curriculum or pedagogy in mathematics, at any level; offer analyses of appropriate goals for mathematics curricula for diverse student populations; and critically discuss what might be changed in curricula or in learning experiences.

 

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Journal of mathematics teacher education
Publication Date: 1998 -
ISSN: 1573-1820 (6 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via SpringerLink

Devoted to research that seeks to improve the education of mathematics teachers and develop teaching methods that better enable mathematics students to learn. The journal covers all stages of the professional development of mathematics teachers and teacher-educators.

 

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Journal of STEM education: Innovations and research
Publication Date: 2000 -
ISSN 1557-5284 (2 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS

Promotes high-quality undergraduate education in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Publishes peer reviewed articles which provide case studies and other innovations, are informed by educational research and are tested through assessment of impact on student learning. Includes results from educational research that inform teaching and learning in STEM and recent developments that impact STEM education in such areas as policy and industry needs. Published semi-annually.

 

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Mathematical thinking and learning
Publication Date: 1999 -
ISSN: 1532-7833 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via Taylor & Francis Online

Directed at researchers interested in mathematics education from any of these perspectives, with a particular focus on mathematical thinking, reasoning, and learning.

 

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Mathematics education research journal - Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)
Publication Date: 1989 -
ISSN: 2211-050X (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via SpringerLink

Publishes articles focusing on theoretical, pedagogical, methodological, and philosophical topics related to mathematics education across all levels of education and vocations – both formal and informal.

 

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PRIMUS: Problems, resources, and issues in mathematics undergraduate studies
Publication Date: 1991 -
eISSN 1935-4053 (10 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via Taylor & Francis Online

Refereed journal devoted to dialogue and exchange of ideas among those teaching undergraduate mathematics, including those who prepare students for college level mathematics. Primarily first person descriptive and narrative articles about implemented teaching strategies and interesting mathematics. Also includes broad survey articles, formal studies of new teaching approaches, assessments of planned and in place strategies, and general discussion on teaching undergraduate mathematics.

 

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Research in mathematics education - British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics
Publication Date: 1999 -
ISSN: 1754-0178 (3 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via Taylor & Francis Online

Publishing original refereed articles on all aspects of mathematics education and specifically addressing central issues of relevance across educational systems and informed by wider thinking in the field.

 

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Teaching mathematics and its applications - The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
Publication Date: 1982 -
ISSN 1471-6976 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via Oxford Journals

Provides a forum for exchange of ideas and experiences which contribute to improvement of mathematics teaching and learning for students from upper secondary level through to university first degree level. Emphasis on the applications of mathematics and mathematical modelling within the context of mathematics education world-wide. Readership consists of mathematics teachers, students, researchers and those concerned with curriculum development and assessment.

Chemistry Education

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Chemical engineering education - Chemical Engineering Department, University of Florida.
Publication Date: 1962-
ISSN 0009-2479 (4 issues p.a.) OPEN ACCESS

Focus is on teaching Chemical Engineering, including curriculum and courses.Publishes papers in the broad field of chemical engineering education. Papers generally describe a course, a laboratory, a ChE department, a ChE educator, a ChE curriculum, research program, machine computation, special instructional programs, or give views and opinions on various topics of interest to the profession.

 

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Chemistry education: Research and practice - Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication Date: 2005 -
ISSN 1109-4028 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS

Coverage includes: research, and reviews of research, of all levels of chemistry education; evaluations of effective innovative practice in the teaching of chemistry; in depth analyses of issues of direct relevance to chemistry education . The objectives of the journal are threefold:
1) To provide researchers with the means to publish their work in full in a journal exclusively dedicated to chemistry education 
2) To offer teachers of chemistry at all levels a place where they can share effective ideas and methods for the teaching and learning of chemistry 
3) To bridge the gap between the two groups so that researchers will have their results seen by those who could benefit from using them, and practitioners will gain from encountering the ideas and results of those who have made a particular study of the learning process

 

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Education for chemical engineers - European Federation of Chemical Engineering
Publication Date: 2006 -
ISSN 1749-7728 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via Elsevier's ScienceDirect

Presents original papers in chemical, process and biomolecular engineering education of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education students. Papers demonstrating how educational research results can be applied to chemical engineering education are welcome, as are the accounts of research that bring new perspectives to established principles, highlighting unsolved problems or indicating direction for future research.

 

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Education in chemistry (eic) e-magazine - Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication Date: 2010 -
ISSN 1749-5326 (6 issues p.a.)
via Royal Society of Chemistry

Supports all teachers of chemistry across the secondary, further and higher education sectors. Tools and resources which promote the sharing of best practice and innovative teaching.

 

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International journal of STEM education
Publication Date: 2013 -
eISSN 2196-7822 (frequency varies) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS
via SpringerOpen

multidisciplinary journal in subject-content education that focuses on the study of teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)

 

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Journal of chemical education - American Chemical Society. Division of Chemical Education
Publication Date: 1924 -
ISSN 1938-1328 (12 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 

A resource to those in the field of chemical education and to those institutions that serve them. JCE typically addresses chemical content, activities, laboratory experiments, instructional methods, and pedagogies. Serves as a means of communication among people across the world who are interested in the teaching and learning of chemistry.

 

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Journal of research in science teaching (JRST) - National Association for Research in Science Teaching
Publication Date: 1963 -
ISSN 0022-4308 (10 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via Wiley Online

Publishes reports for science education researchers and practitioners working in the domain of science teaching and learning and science education policy. Accepts scholarly manuscripts such as investigations employing qualitative, ethnographic, historical, survey, philosophical, or case study research approaches; position papers; policy perspectives; critical reviews of the literature; research briefs; and comments and criticism.
Readership: Teacher training institutions • college-level educators and researchers • school administrators • curriculum specialists.

 

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Journal of science education and technology
Publication Date: 1992 -
eISSN 1573-1839 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via SpringerLink Contemporary CAUL

Articles advance science education at all levels. The journal publishes theory and practice in order to facilitate future efforts of individuals and groups involved in the field. Recognizing technology’s growing role in both the understanding and development of science and in the delivery of information, the journal includes technology as a component of science education.

 

Publication Date: 2000 -
ISSN 1557-5284 (2 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS

Promotes high-quality undergraduate education in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Publishes peer reviewed articles which provide case studies and other innovations, are informed by educational research and are tested through assessment of impact on student learning. Includes results from educational research that inform teaching and learning in STEM and recent developments that impact STEM education in such areas as policy and industry needs. Published semi-annually.

Physics Education

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American journal of physics - American Association of Physics Education
Publication Date: 1933 -
ISSN 1943-2909 (12 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via Scitation Publications

Publishes articles on the educational and cultural aspects of physics that are useful, interesting, and accessible to a diverse audience of physics students, educators, and researchers to broaden understandings of physics and to expand and enhance their pedagogical toolkits at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

 

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International journal of STEM education
Publication Date: 2013 -
eISSN 2196-7822 (frequency varies) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS
via SpringerOpen

multidisciplinary journal in subject-content education that focuses on the study of teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)

 

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Journal of research in science teaching (JRST) - National Association for Research in Science Teaching
Publication Date: 1963 -
ISSN 0022-4308 (10 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via Wiley Online

Publishes reports for science education researchers and practitioners working in the domain of science teaching and learning and science education policy. Accepts scholarly manuscripts such as investigations employing qualitative, ethnographic, historical, survey, philosophical, or case study research approaches; position papers; policy perspectives; critical reviews of the literature; research briefs; and comments and criticism.
Readership: Teacher training institutions • college-level educators and researchers • school administrators • curriculum specialists.

 

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Journal of science education and technology
Publication Date: 1992 -
eISSN 1573-1839 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via SpringerLink Contemporary CAUL

Articles advance science education at all levels. The journal publishes theory and practice in order to facilitate future efforts of individuals and groups involved in the field. Recognizing technology’s growing role in both the understanding and development of science and in the delivery of information, the journal includes technology as a component of science education.

 

Publication Date: 2000 -
ISSN 1557-5284 (2 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS

Promotes high-quality undergraduate education in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Publishes peer reviewed articles which provide case studies and other innovations, are informed by educational research and are tested through assessment of impact on student learning. Includes results from educational research that inform teaching and learning in STEM and recent developments that impact STEM education in such areas as policy and industry needs. Published semi-annually.

 

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Physical review special topics: Physics education research - American Association of Physics Teachers
Publication Date: 2005 -
ISSN 1554-9178 (2 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS

Peer-reviewed online journal sponsored by the American Physical Society (APS), the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and the APS Forum on Education (APS FEd). Covers full range of experimental and theoretical research on the teaching and/or learning of physics. Distributed without charge and financed by publication charges to the authors or to the authors' institutions. Contains articles, replication studies, descriptions of the development and use of new assessment tools, and comparisons/critiques of research techniques and methodology.

 

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Physics Education - Institute of Physics
Publication Date: 1966 -
ISSN 0031-9120 (6 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via IOPScience

Papers relate to the teaching and learning of physics, the examining and assessment of physics, new approaches to the general presentation and application of physics in the classroom, and curriculum developments around the world

 

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The physics teacher - American Association of Physics Teachers
Publication Date: 1963 -
ISSN 0031-921X (9 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via Scitation Publications

Peer-reviewed materials to be used in the classrooms and instructional laboratories. Includes: innovative physics demonstrations; New ways of doing lab experiments; Ideas for presenting difficult concepts more clearly; Suggestions for implementing newer technology into teaching; Historical insights that can enrich the physics course

Higher Education, Scholarship of Teaching Journals

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Active learning in higher education - Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Publication Date: 2000 -
ISSN 1469-7874 (3 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via SAGE Journals

Focuses on developments, innovations, and good practice in higher education teaching and learning worldwide. Includes accounts of research by those active in the field, overviews of topics, accounts of action research, outputs from subject-specific project teams, case studies, and theoretical perspectives.

 

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American educational research journal - American Educational Research Association
Publication Date: 1964 -
ISSN 1935-1011 (6 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via SAGE journals

Publishes original empirical and theoretical studies and analyses in education that constitute significant contributions to the understanding and/or improvement of educational processes and outcomes.The Social and Institutional Analysis section focuses on significant political, cultural, social, economic, and organizational issues in education, and the Teaching, Learning, and Human Development section explores the processes and outcomes of teaching, learning, and human development at all educational levels and in both formal and informal settings.

 

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ASEAN journal of teaching and learning in higher education - AJTLHE
Publication Date: 2009 -
ISSN 1985-5826 (2 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS

AJTLHE is a fully refereed journal that publishes articles, research studies, reports and book reviews related to teaching and learning in the higher educational context.

 

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College student journal
Publication Date: 1996 -
ISSN 0146-3934 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via EBSCOhost

Publishes original investigations and theoretical papers dealing with college student values, attitudes, opinions, and learning. This includes undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools, and may include selected contributions dealing with college preparation.

 

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Educational researcher - American Educational Research Association
Publication Date: 1972 -
ISSN 1935-102X (9 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via SAGE journals

Publishes scholarly articles that are of general significance to the education research community and that come from a wide range of areas of education research and related disciplines. ER aims to make major programmatic research and new findings of broad importance widely accessible.

 

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Innovations in education and teaching international - Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA)
Publication Date: 1964 -
ISSN 1469-8420 (6 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via Taylor & Francis Online

Promotes innovation and good practice in higher education through staff and educational development and subject-related practices. Aims to bring about improvements in, and a better understanding of, policy and practices of learning, teaching, assessment and curriculum development. Covers all areas of educational change in higher and other post-school education.

 

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InSight: A journal of scholarly teaching - Park University. Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Publication Date: 2006 -
eISSN 1933-4869 (1 issue p.a.) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS

Features theoretical and empirically-based research articles, critical reflection pieces, case studies and classroom innovations relevant to teaching, learning and assessment. Each edition covers specific topic/theme relevant to current trends in higher education.

 

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Student Success: A journal exploring the experiences of students in tertiary education - Queensland University of Technology
Publication Date: 2015 -
ISSN 1838-2959 (2 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS

Formerly the International Journal of the First Year in Tertiary Education, Student Success focuses on research and practice about enhancing the experience of tertiary students. Audiences are academic and professional staff involved in tertiary level teaching. Published bi-annually with one issue linked to the STARS (Students Transitions Achievement Retention Success) Conference.

 

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Journal of learning design - JLD - Queensland University of Technology
Publication Date: 2005 -
ISSN 1832-8342 (2 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS

Concerned with innovative technology and pedagogy in higher education. Moves beyond a focus on technological applications in educational settings, to encourage more critical analysis of approaches to the design of learning environments and the extent to which they result in enhanced learning outcomes for learners.

 

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Journal of the learning sciences - International Society of the Learning Sciences
Publication Date: 1991 -
ISSN 1532-7809 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via Taylor & Francis Online

Provides a multidisciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of research on education and learning. Emphasis is placed on ideas that can change our understanding of learning as well as the practice of education. Fundamental focus is on understanding the processes, tools, and contexts, as well as outcomes, of learning in its myriad forms inside and outside of schools.

 

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Learning and instruction - European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)
ISSN 1873-3263 (frequency varies) PEER REVIEWED 
via Elsevier's ScienceDirect

Publishes the most advanced scientific research in the areas of learning, development, instruction and teaching. Papers represent a variety of theoretical perspectives and different methodological approaches and may refer to any age level and to a diversity of learning and instructional settings, from laboratory experiments to field studies.

 

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Thinking skills and creativity
Publication Date: 2006 -
ISSN 1878-0423 (3 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via Elsevier's ScienceDirect

Peer-reviewed forum for communication and debate for researchers interested in teaching thinking and creativity. Papers represent a variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches and may relate to any age level in a diversity of settings: formal and informal, education and work-based. Includes studies of teaching and learning processes directly relevant to teaching thinking and fostering creativity and reports of research evaluating the efficacy of programmes, approaches, and innovations in teaching for thinking and creativity.

Educational Technology

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Australasian journal of educational technology - Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite)
Publication Date: 1985 -
ISSN 1449-5554 (6 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED & OPEN ACCESS
Publishing research and review articles in educational technology, information and communications technologies for education, online and e-learning, educational design, multimedia, computer assisted learning, and related areas.

 

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British journal of educational technology: BJET - British Educational Research Association
Publication Date: 1970 -
ISSN 1467-8535 (6 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via Wiley Online

Covers developments in educational technology world-wide. Articles concentrate on the theory, application and development of educational technology and communications. Topics include:the design and production of learning materials; the psychology of communication; curriculum development and course design; evaluation; and the potential and problems of new technologies in education and training, including delivery systems for open and distance learning.

 

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Journal of science education and technology
Publication Date: 1992 -
eISSN 1573-1839 (4 issues p.a.) PEER REVIEWED 
via SpringerLink Contemporary CAUL

Articles advance science education at all levels. The journal publishes theory and practice in order to facilitate future efforts of individuals and groups involved in the field. Recognizing technology’s growing role in both the understanding and development of science and in the delivery of information, the journal includes technology as a component of science education.

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